For several years now, UPM has fared well in Universum's research in Finland, ranking the employers that students find the most attractive. This year, technical students placed UPM in 6th position and business students in position 24.
”A sought-after and highly valued workplace – that is what the forest industry is in Lappeenranta among students. I myself fell for the forest industry and large unit processes at my UPM summer job last year, says Iiro Hautakangas.
Hautakangas studies chemical engineering at LUT University in Lappeenranta. This summer, he is at the Kymi pulp mill in development studying for example ways to decrease the consumption of wood.
Anette Hämäläinen gravitated to UPM because of international operations.
"Global environment and versatile work in my own area of expertise. They were the most important factors for me."
Hämäläinen started in UPM's Graduate Programme last year after graduating as a Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) from the Aalto University. Her home base is HR in the UPM Biorefining business area, but as a part of the programme, she is getting acquainted with different aspects of HR by visiting other teams and projects.
Money is not always the answer
Universum's research shows that a growing number of students want a responsible employer. It is important to Anette Hämäläinen, too.